FAA authorisation extended

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By admin July 13, 2016 20:27

FAA authorisation extended

The House of Representatives has swiftly passed a short-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorisation, which will expire on July 15. The Senate will now vote on the agency’s funding levels through September 2017.

“Without this extension, the FAA programs will face a shutdown next week,” Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said on the House floor. “Employees will be furloughed, airport projects will come to a halt and about $40 million a day in trust revenue will go uncollected.”

“I would rather that we be doing a long-term authorization, more substantive policy, but this is an acceptable bill,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the ranking member of the Transportation committee.

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By admin July 13, 2016 20:27